Franck Ribery was selected as the best European player. He is a midfielder bayern munich. He beat his rival, Lionel Messi and Cristano Ronaldo. This announcement comes at the time of drawing champions league group stage. Ribery is an important player for Bayern. Bayern won three titles in the last season with Ribery. German Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and the Champions League. Ribery election voting is done by football journalists in Europe. Ribery is the former Marseille player, and he has been with Bayern since 2007. Ribery contributed three league titles, three German Cup and Champions League last season for the team in bavaria. In his speech yesterday, he said, "It's a special moment for me, standing here tonight. I would like to thank all my teammates, at bayern munich, family, and my children".